Crossing the Boundary: The Early Years in My Cricketing Life

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Described by the media as "the David Beckham of cricket" and regularly gracing the tabloids and broadsheets alike with his trademark hairstyle and vibrant personality, Kevin is fast becoming the poster boy for English cricket. But he is also in possession of a prodigious talent—fearless, bold, and with unflappable nerves. His unique batting style has produced hundreds of runs and many outstanding innings for his county and country this summer, culminating in his extraordinary triumph at The Ashes. Recounting Kevin's remarkable journey so far—from growing up in his native South Africa to the opposition he faced from his national cricket board, from his move to England and his career at Hampshire to winning a place on the England team—this book provides a rare insight into the mind of an international cricketer, on and off the pitch. Told with wit, intelligence, and attitude, this memoir reveals the riveting story of a young, hugely talented star who helped England win their 1st Ashes in 18 years.

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Kevin Peter Pietersen (or KP) has played for Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire, and England. Having played an outstanding, record-breaking game in The Ashes he was awarded Man of the Match. He scored 158 and broke numerous records.

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"Pietersen is a belligerent individual. He is cocky and confident; there is a touch of arrogance about him. I love it" -- Geoffrey Boycott "The man has so much belief and so much quality ... Pietersen is a match-winner ... The man is a champion and was there when he was most needed" -- Nasser Hussain "He has got a little bit of genius in him because he can play an extraordinary innings. He has a positive attitude and lots of steel" -- Michael Vaughan "A grateful nation woke up this morning with the unshakeable conviction that Kevin Pietersen was wonderful" -- Martin Johnson * Daily Telegraph * "His pugnacious brand of Test cricket will be with us for years to come" * Independent *

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